Current Topics in Emergency and Forensic Medicine
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise Conference
Round-trip Miami, FL
March 24 - 31, 2019
14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
14 Contact Hours
$895 for Physicians, Attorneys, Psychologists, Doctors of Pharmacy & Dentists
$695 for Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners
$495 Nurses, Residents, Students & Others
BIAS FREE CME - No Commercial Support was provided for this CME activity.
CEO, Pathology Expert, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
Dr. Judy Melinek, a Board-Certified Forensic Pathologist and Assistant Medical Examiner at the San Francisco Medical Examiner's Office for 9 years, today works for the Alameda County Coroner's Office. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF Medical Center and has testified over 100 times as an expert in Forensic Pathology in both civil and criminal cases. She is the author of "Working Stiff" a memoir of her training as a Medical Examiner in New York in 2001-2003.
Dr. Melinek grew up in New York City. She graduated magna cum laude with a major in Biology from Harvard University in 1991. She received her medical degree from UCLA Medical School in 1996 and went on to specialize in General Surgery. After 6 months of surgical training she returned to UCLA and switched specialties to pathology. She completed training in pathology in 2001, and during that time did research and published with the UCLA Liver Transplant team. Dr. Melinek trained in forensic pathology at the New York City Medical Examiner's Office from 2001-2003. Her memoir "Working Stiff" about her training years will be published by Scribner in August 2014. After her training she held positions as an Assistant Medical Examiner, first in Santa Clara, then in San Francisco. Dr. Melinek currently works for the Alameda County Sheriff-Coroner's Office and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology at the UCSF Medical Center.
Dr. Melinek also works as a medico-legal consultant in civil and criminal cases and is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of PathologyExpert Inc. She has has been qualified as an expert witness in forensic pathology, neuropathology and wound interpretation. Because of her training in surgery, she has published and consulted on cases of medical malpractice and therapeutic complications. She trains doctors and attorneys on forensic pathology, proper death reporting and certification. She has been invited to lecture at professional conferences on the subjects of death certification, complications of therapy, forensic toxicology and in-custody deaths. She has also published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature on subjects of surgical complications, death following gastric bypass, forensic toxicology, opioid overdose deaths, immunology, neuropathology and transplant surgery.
To see Dr. Judy Melinek in some public interviews, please click on the following links:
New York Post, Sunday, August 3, 2014
CNN/Anderson Cooper interview with Dr. Melinek about MH 017 crash, Thursday, July 24, 2014 Science Friday podcast, Friday, August 8, 2014
Jason W. Wilson, MD, MA, FACEP
Medical Director, Office of Clinical Research
Associate Medical Director, Adult ED
Affiliate Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine
University of South Florida, TEAMHealth, Tampa General Hospital
Dr. Wilson serves as the medical director for the office of clinical research at Tampa General Hospital and a core faculty member for the University of South Florida Emergency Medicine Residency Program as well as the Associate Medical Director of the department. He completed a bachelors degree at USF in anthropology and went on to the University of Michigan where he received a master's degree also in anthropology. He returned to USF for medical school and residency. His specific research interests include anticoagulation and bleed management as well as the diagnosis and treatment of HIV and HCV in the ED. He also still uses his background in anthropology to focus on research and strategies to improve patient-physician interaction.
Dr. Wilson enjoys finding ways to move research to operations by building out treatment pathways and hospital wide protocols based on research results and best practices. In addition, he plays an active role in didactic and bedside education on a daily basis of residents and medical students. He also has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Anthropology and teaches an undergraduate course. Dr. Wilson has an interest in sports medicine and serves as a physician for two professional sports teams.
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- Death Certification: What Killed my Patient?
- Upon completion of this lecture attendees should be able to read a medical history for a patient and correctly determine the most likely cause of death in order to properly inform public health entities (vital records and medical examiners/coroners).
- Natural Death: What Forensic Science can teach us
- Upon completion of this lecture attendees should be able to summarize the signs and symptoms of common natural diseases that precede sudden death, and how to address potentially fatal complications to prevent a lethal outcome.
- Medical & Forensic Toxicology: How overmedication can injure or kill
- Upon completion of this lecture attendees should be able to assess patients on multiple analgesic medications to recognize the risk factors that predispose them to accidental overdoses.
- Suicide: the silent killer. How to recognize the signs, intervene, and counsel families.
- Upon completion of this lecture attendees should be able to identify the not-so- obvious signs of suicide, communicate effectively with medical examiners and coroners about their patients, and with families about their grief following a suicide.
- Pediatric Injury & Death: Recognizing abuse and keeping kids safe
- Upon completion of this lecture attendees should be able to describe the household risks to children that can be addressed to prevent accidental deaths; and also be able to recognize injuries in children that are signs of neglect or abuse.
- Medical Malpractice: How to avoid being sued and testify effectively if you are
- Upon completion of this lecture attendees should be able to describe the common complications of therapy that can lead to untimely death and how to talk to families when their error results in a death. They will also learn to testify effectively when deposed.
- Trauma: Recognizing potentially lethal traumatic injuries in private practice
- Upon completion of this lecture attendees should be able to assess patients with apparently minor traumatic injuries and determine whether those injuries could be lethal.
Accreditation: Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation: Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Osteopathic Physicians: This program is eligible for Category 2 credit with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) .
Canadian Physicians: This activity is eligible for Section 1 credits in the Royal College’s Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program . Participants must log into MAINPORT to claim this activity.
US or Canadian Family Physicians: Please let us know if you require AAFP Prescribed Credits.
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
Nurse Practitioners: can claim either ANCC Contact Hours or AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ as needed.
Pharmacology credits are identified on individual activities.
Accredited status does not imply endorsement by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea or ANCC of any commercial products displayed or used with an activity.
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|DATE||PORT OF CALL||ARRIVE||DEPART|
|Sun Mar 24||Miami, Florida
|Mon Mar 25||At Sea
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
|Tue Mar 26||At Sea
Lectures 9:00am - 12 noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
|Wed Mar 27||Philipsburg , St. Maarten
||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Thu Mar 28||San Juan, Puerto Rico
||7:00 am||3:00 pm|
|Fri Mar 29||Labadee, Haiti
||9:30 am||6:00 pm|
|Sat Mar 30||At Sea
Lectures 8:00am - 12 Noon
|Sun Mar 31||Miami, Florida
Please note that our shore excursions are operated separately and
independently of those offered by the cruise line.